Les Miserables star Samantha Barks has tested her survival skills on a wilderness expedition with adventurer Bear Grylls.
The actress/singer joined celebrities including former EastEnders actress Michelle Collins, British actor Neil Morrissey, and sports stars in Southern Africa for the 12-day challenge.
The team's limits were tested by Grylls, who set dangerous missions for them to complete while battling hunger and sleep deprivation in a variety of climates ranging between humid temperatures and bitter cold.
"The celebrities might be used to performing - whether it's on stage, TV or in a sporting arena, but the wild is the ultimate leveller and out in the mountains there was little room for egos," he says. "They had to work hard and face their fears every day, and for some of them it was just too hard both physically, mentally and emotionally. By the last episode we were down to just three, all hugely capable individuals, but at the end I chose one incredible Mission Survivor as the person that I believe shone the brightest."
Continue reading: Samantha Barks Stars In Bear Grylls' Celebrity Survival Show
Actor Hugh Jackman is recovering after his fifth skin cancer surgery in two years.
The Les Miserables star had his first procedure in late 2013 after noticing a mark on his nose, and he has spoken out repeatedly about the dangers of skin cancer ever since.
On Monday (08Feb16), the 47-year-old took to Instagram to share a picture of himself wearing a bandage across the bridge of his nose, informing fans he'd had a fifth skin cancer spot removed.
"'An example of what happens when you don't wear sunscreen," he wrote in the caption. "Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless, PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups."
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman Has Fifth Skin Cancer In Two Years Removed
crowds - Managers of Broadway's Imperial Theatre, home to the revival of the musical 'Les Miserables', dimmed the marquee lights after the Sept. 1 evening's performance in memory of 21-year-old actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who died tragically on (29Aug15) at Imperial Theatre,, Imperial Theatre - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 2nd September 2015
A rising young Broadway star, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, has died after a fall from a fire escape. The 21-year-old was the youngest and only African-American actor to play Jean Valjean in 'Les Miserables' on Broadway.
Broadway star Kyle Jean-Baptiste has died at the age of 21. Baptiste made history in July of this year by becoming the first African-American to be cast as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. He was also the youngest actor to play the role on Broadway.
Will And Grace actor Debra Messing was amongst those to mourn Baptiste.
Continue reading: ‘Les Miserables’ Broadway Star, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Dies Aged 21
The audiences of two London theatres had to be evacuated after the theatres suffered a power cut.
Audiences in two London theatres had to be evacuated on Saturday (3rd January) after the theatres suffered a power cut.
The Pirates of the Caribbean beauty was spotted at an airport on her way to the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada back in September (14), when she was approached by a fan and asked to pose for a picture.
However, Knightley refused after realising the devotee had gotten her celebrities mixed up.
Following the success of the hit 2012 film version of the beloved musical, Hooper is taking on another page-to-screen project with the romantic drama based on David Ebershoff's 2001 novel.
Set in 1930, The Danish Girl is a love story featuring Danish painters Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda, as he becomes one of the first men ever to undergo a sex-change operation.
Continue reading: Les Miserables Duo Re-teams For The Danish Girl
The Mamma Mia! star will portray Mary in the live-action film, which features Jackman as pirate Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as Hook and Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily.
Newcomer Levi Miller has been cast as the young Peter Pan in the project, which starts shooting in Leavesden, England next week (28Apr14).
Continue reading: Amanda Seyfried Joins Pan Cast
Les Miserables has been highly anticipated on Broadway - but has it lived up to the expectation?
Cameron Mackintosh's Les Miserables, which first opened at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse in 2010, has made the transition to Broadway and is destined to become one of the biggest shows of the year - but is it any good?
Ramin Karimloo Stars in 'Les Miserables'
The production hit the Broadway stage on Sunday night (March 23, 2014) for its first preview show, though faced some stiff criticism from reviewers.
The actors will help consider nominations for the first Bafta (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Breakthrough Brits awards, along with 19 other industry experts.
Bafta chairman John Willis says, "It's been wonderful to see the breadth of emerging talent in the U.K.
Continue reading: Eddie Redmayne And Felicity Jones Join Bafta Jury
Landing the role of Iron Man has turned out to be as lucrative for Robert Downey Jr. as winning a national lottery. According to Forbes magazine, Downey became the highest-paid actor over the past 12 months, thanks to his back-end receipts for last year's The Avengers and this year's Iron Man 3. Together, those films netted Downey some $75 million and also made him the most in-demand actor in Hollywood. Every studio in town would love to cast him, and now they'll pay big bucks for the privilege, Forbes contributor Dorothy Pomerantz commented. Downey replaced Tom Cruise at the top of the list, whose earnings slid from $75 million a year ago to $35 million in the period from June 2012 to June 2013, putting him eighth on the current list. Somewhat surprisingly, Channing Tatum became the second-highest-earning actor, according to Forbes, not so much because of his appearances in the big-budget box-office duds such as White House Down, This Is the End, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation but because he invested his own money in the relatively low-budget Magic Mike, which earned $167 million worldwide. Tatum brought home $60 million for the year. Not far behind in third place was Hugh Jackman with $55 million. He appeared in Les Miserables, which grossed $437.7 million, and was the voice of the Easter Bunny in Rise of the Guardians, which took in $303.7 million. Fourth on the list was Mark Wahlberg with $52 million, thanks mostly to the success of the raunchy comedy hit Ted, which earned $549 million worldwide. Wahlberg also appeared in two washouts this year, Pain and Gain ($49.7 million) and Broken City ($19.7 million). Rounding out the top five was Dwayne the Rock Johnson with $46 million, thanks to starring roles in Fast and Furious 6 ($704.3 million worldwide) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation ($371.9 million).
Paco Delgado "Les Miserables" - GREAT British Film Reception to honor the British nominees of the 85th Annual Academy Awards at British Consul Generals Residence - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 22nd February 2013